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BALLANTYNE, R. M. The Coxswain's Bride or The Rising Tide: A Tale of the Sea and Other Tales. With Illustrations by the Author. Sixth Thousand. London: James Nisbet & Co., n.d. [orginally copyright in 1891 unsure of this edi tion]. Pp 234, including frontispiece, including  pp of ads +  pp ofplates. 8vo, pictorial brown cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. See Qua yle, R.M. Ballantyne: A Bibliography of First Editions p.97 for the first. In each of the three stories Ballantyne writes about the significance of faith in Christ to the lives of his characters. Two of the stories have a nautical theme. The first story, "The Coxswain's Bride or the Rising Tide" is one of the life, love and adventure of "Sturdy" Bob Massey of the lifeboat service -the coxswain of the Greyton lifeboat. A brave man and a leader of men, he married well, not for money but for love, the fair-haired fisher-girl Nellie Carr, who easily matched him in intelligence, courage and dedication to duty. The third story, A Double Rescue, tells the story of a young boy, Jack Matterby, who finding himself orphaned and alone in the world immigrates to Canada. By faith in God and kindness to his fellow man Jack risesto great heights in business. He too is tested by the sea, in a terrifying shipwreck, but as in all things he follows the example of his mother and l eans on his faith. "Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him!" Boards rubbed, spine ends and extremities lightly bumped and frayed, spine faded, upper board still retains attractive illustration, front inner hinge cracked, rear starting, cracked between pp 144-145, occasional thumbing, ow vg. 60.00
Title: Coxswain's Bride or The Rising Tide : A Tale of the Sea and Other Tales. 6th thousand.
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